Daniel Craig has spoken of his pride at starring in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Craig stars in David Fincher‘s English-language adaptation of the novel by late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, the first in the acclaimed ‘Millennium Trilogy’.
And in our video from the film’s European premiere, which you can watch at the top of the page, Craig opened up about landing the part. Speaking of the continued fascination with the series, Craig said:
I think they’re great stories, and when they’re great stories they catch something in the public imagination and they keep going so I’m really just proud and happy to be part of this.
Craig added that he was delighted to get the chance to work with director Fincher, saying: “It’s wonderful. I’ve been a fan of his since the start of his career and wanted to work with him since the beginning.”
Co-star Rooney Mara, who plays computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, who teams up with Craig’s journalist character Mikael Blomkvist, said: “She’s not like any other character I’ve ever read before, and I felt like I really understood her.
“It’s a very odd pairing of these two people who come together in a very unlikely way and I think for her, he’s the first person she’s ever met who’s followed through on what he said he was going to follow through on, so he’s someone she can trust.”
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens in the UK on Boxing Day.